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A La Carte (February 3)

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(In case you didn’t check in on Saturday) When Helping Hurts – This month’s free audiobook from ChristianAudio is a good one: When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert. It would be downright ridiculous not to download it! Meanwhile, Logos users will want to grab this month’s free Logos book: Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church by Michael Lawrence.

Do Women Earn Less Than Men? – According to The Daily Beast, “It’s the bogus statistic that won’t die—and president deployed it during the State of the Union—but women do not make 77 cents to every dollar a man earns.”

5 Reasons to Preach Expositional Sermons – Here from Dr. Hershael York are 5 reasons we ought to preach expositional sermons.

The Crux of the Matter – There has been some recent debate about whether persons were crucified in the nude or not, and whether there is evidence that could settle this issue. Ben Witherington reports.

How to Preach a Stale Sermon – This is a good word for pastors. “Preparing a sermon is not only about exegesis, reading commentaries, articulating propositions, and finding appropriate illustrations. Sermon preparation is also about personally discovering, digesting, and delighting in the truth.”

Queen Latifah’s Grammy Mass Wedding – Carl Trueman: “Traditional political institutions seem comparatively impotent in the face of an entertainment industry which grips the imagination in a way that the gray suited denizens of Washington or Westminster do not.”

JC Ryle

Sin and the devil will always find helpers in our hearts.

—J.C. Ryle

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    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.